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Insight: School Closures / Valentine's Day / Gregory Kondos / Sound Advice: Opera

Published February 14, 2013

School Closures - A number of elementary school parents are upset over the possibility that their child's school may be closing its doors at the end of this school year. The Sacramento City Unified School District is set to vote on a plan Feb. 21 that will close 10 elementary schools around the district in an attempt to counteract lagging enrollment and budget shortfalls. A second vote will be held March 7 to determine the fates of Tahoe Elementary School and Mark Twain Elementary. Tahoe was the 11th school on the closure list but it's being reconsidered after complaints from parents and a less than ideal lunch schedule at Mark Twain. We'll talk about the various issues facing the district with Superintendent Jonathan Raymond and parent Mandy Carillo.

Valentine's Day - Select store owners in the Sacramento Region are getting a bump in sales this Valentine's Day, even if that extra business comes at the cost of a bump in blood pressure for procrastinating romantics. We'll speak with restauranter Biba Caggiano about the rush of business they get from last minute crowds looking to keep their Valentine's Day a pleasant one.

Gregory Kondos - Artist, teacher and Sacramento State Alum, Gregory Kondos, is featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum. He has painted landscapes around the world but this exhibit will specifically feature 70 of his works inspired by the gorgeous and varied lands of California.

Sound Advice - Opera Classical and Opera host Sean Bianco joins us for this week's special Sound Advice dedicated to romance and lovers in honor of Valentine's Day. Sean Bianco hosts At The Opera on Capital Public Radio.


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